Work Area: Arbitration

Casino owners to bet on arbitration against Chile

Three casino operators have instructed counsel as they prepare to file an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Chile over a public tender process for casino concessions that they allege is illegal and favours competitors.

16 November 2020

Panama escapes bulk of mining fine

An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunal has found Panama liable for the expropriation of a mining concession while awarding the US claimant significantly less than the US$684 million it had sought in damages.

12 November 2020

US insurer takes Venezuela to ICSID arbitration

Affiliates of Boston-based insurer Liberty Mutual have lodged an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Venezuela after selling their local operations amid hyperinflation and foreign exchange restrictions.

10 November 2020

Guatemalan power project generates arbitration

A Colombian energy distributor has launched a US$230 million International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Guatemala over a project to upgrade the Central American state’s electrical grid – with a second claim threatened.

09 November 2020

Argentine arbitrator Grigera Naón survives Venezuela challenge

Venezuela has failed to unseat Argentine arbitrator Horacio Grigera Naón from an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunal over allegations the claimant’s counsel provided him with legal advice while the case was pending.

05 November 2020

Lifetime Achievement Award: Paulo Cezar Aragão

At the age of 69, as active as ever, Paulo Cezar Aragão remains among Brazil’s most influential and respected lawyers, a titan of the profession capable of making the difference at a high-stakes negotiation table like very few are.

03 November 2020

Peru will face mining arbitration over local blockade

A Canadian company has made good on a threatened US$100 million International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Peru over a gold mining project halted by a rural community blockade – as the state is reportedly threatened with another claim at the centre over environmental issues at a port development project.

02 November 2020

Brazilian boutique hires former AB InBev disputes and compliance head

Brazilian disputes boutique Marchini Botelho Caselta Advogados has hired a former chief compliance officer and litigation head of drinks giant Anheuser-Busch InBev to lead its arbitration and compliance groups.

30 October 2020

Argentine grid manager faces second arbitration claim

Argentina’s electricity market manager is facing a second claim at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) filed by an investor in a World Bank-sponsored renewables incentives programme.

22 October 2020

Odebrecht bribery ruling upheld in Colombia

Colombia’s highest administrative court has upheld an award that nullified an Odebrecht consortium’s contract for a billion-dollar highway construction on grounds of corruption – a project that has also given rise to International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) claims and an investment treaty dispute.

16 October 2020

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